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Hindus worship the mighty Ganga across India

PTI, AP

Published : May 25, 2018, 3:13 pm IST
Updated : Aug 1, 2018, 2:51 pm IST
The River Ganges is considered to be the most sacred and holiest of rivers for Hindus. (Photos: AP/ PTI)
The River Ganges is considered to be the most sacred and holiest of rivers for Hindus. (Photos: AP/ PTI)
Hindu priests perform 'aarti' on the occasion of 'Ganga Dussehra', at Vindhyachal Dham, in Mirzapur. (PTI)
Hindu priests perform 'aarti' on the occasion of 'Ganga Dussehra', at Vindhyachal Dham, in Mirzapur. (PTI)
Indian girls take a selfie after participating in rituals on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra festival in Varanasi, India, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Hindus across the country celebrate Ganga Dussehra by worshiping the River Ganges, which is considered the most sacred and the holiest river for Hindus. (AP)
Indian girls take a selfie after participating in rituals on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra festival in Varanasi, India, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Hindus across the country celebrate Ganga Dussehra by worshiping the River Ganges, which is considered the most sacred and the holiest river for Hindus. (AP)
A Hindu priest prays as women devotees stand during the Ganga Dussehra festival on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi, India, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Hindus across the country celebrate Ganga Dussehra by worshiping the River Ganges, which is considered the most sacred and the holiest river for Hindus. (AP)
A Hindu priest prays as women devotees stand during the Ganga Dussehra festival on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi, India, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Hindus across the country celebrate Ganga Dussehra by worshiping the River Ganges, which is considered the most sacred and the holiest river for Hindus.  (AP)
A Hindu priest prays as women devotees stand during Ganga Dussehra festival on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi, India, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Hindus across the country celebrate Ganga Dussehra by worshiping the River Ganges, which is considered the most sacred and the holiest river for Hindus. (AP)
A Hindu priest prays as women devotees stand during Ganga Dussehra festival on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi, India, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Hindus across the country celebrate Ganga Dussehra by worshiping the River Ganges, which is considered the most sacred and the holiest river for Hindus. (AP)
Indian girls make flower Rangoli on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra festival in Varanasi, India, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Hindus across the country celebrate Ganga Dussehra by worshiping the River Ganges. (AP)
Indian girls make flower Rangoli on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra festival in Varanasi, India, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Hindus across the country celebrate Ganga Dussehra by worshiping the River Ganges. (AP)
An Indian priest perform rituals during a prayer ceremony dedicated to the Ganges River, holy to Hindus, Ganga Dussehra festival in Varanasi, India, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Hindus across the country celebrate Ganga Dussehra by worshiping the River Ganges, which is considered the most sacred and the holiest river for Hindus. (Photo: AP)
An Indian priest perform rituals during a prayer ceremony dedicated to the Ganges River, holy to Hindus, Ganga Dussehra festival in Varanasi, India, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Hindus across the country celebrate Ganga Dussehra by worshiping the River Ganges, which is considered the most sacred and the holiest river for Hindus. (Photo: AP)
Hindu priests perform 'aarti' on the occasion of 'Ganga Dussehra', at Vindhyachal Dham, in Mirzapur. (PTI)
Hindu priests perform 'aarti' on the occasion of 'Ganga Dussehra', at Vindhyachal Dham, in Mirzapur. (PTI)

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